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Professional performance

16 April 2013

 

Dave Jones was pleased having taken a point from Blackpool on Tuesday to continue the climb to safety.

 

But the Owls’ boss rued the condition of the Bloomfield Road pitch, explaining that its notoriously heavy nature this term prevented both sides from playing passing games.

 

He said: “There’s nothing you can do on a pitch like that other than play it in the air because it’s just impossible to play it on the deck.

 

“There are divots in the pitch, the ball is bouncing all over the place and there is nowhere left to go.

 

“It stopped us playing and it stopped them too, because Blackpool are a passing team.

 

“So it was the same for both sides and I felt sorry for the players if I’m honest.

 

“But as far as we’re concerned, it was a thoroughly professional performance and we’re pleased with the point.”

 

Jones picked out targetman Steve Howard for the sheer hard work the former Leicester man put into a demanding shift in the final third.

 

He added: “The big man was superb tonight, he’s run himself into the ground on a pitch like that and he deserves all the credit.

 

“I asked him to do a job and he did exactly that. He won his headers, he ran his socks off and with JJ playing alongside him, we caused them problems.

 

“We could have had three goals in the first five minutes but the game settled down and the goalkeepers haven’t had a lot to do.

 

“But listen, I am pleased with all of them tonight. We will keep battling on, picking up points and we have another massive game on Saturday.

 

“We know we are not safe yet but we will be doing everything in our power to get out of trouble as soon as we possibly can.”


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